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Re: [IPk] Re: We're new to all this...



I have loads of people on both sides of the family that have type 1.  My 
grandfather, Great Uncle, Great Grandma, Auntie, Mum, sister are the ones 
with type 1 there are others with type two mainly aged over 60 though.

Julian


>From: "Melissa Ford" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: We're new to all this...
>Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 13:28:32 -0500
>
>Barbara,
>
>As I read your great 'Welcome!' post, I was struck by the lines I have 
>excerpted below this message. Just how 'hereditary' diabetes is is a big 
>issue. Genetics can be really, really weird and rarely turns out to be as 
>simple as something (twins, asthma, diabetes, or anything) skipping a 
>generation.
>
>Type 2 does appear to run in families, but so can the lifestyle-based risk 
>factors for it (diet, exercise habits, etc., are often influenced by one's 
>upbringing). Whether the genetics of type 2 can overrule a person's best 
>efforts to avoid it, or if eating well and exercising can prevent the 
>genetic predisposition from becoming a reality, are two questions currently 
>being considered in studies.
>
>The genetics of type 1 are still pretty mysterious. Type 1, as an 
>autoimmune disorder, seems to come on when a person with some genetic 
>predisposition to it encounters an environmental or viral 'trigger' factor. 
>Fewer than 10% of people with type 1 have a near relative who also has it. 
>Your family's incidence of diabetes is exceptional and atypical more than 
>it 'proves [diabetes] is usually hereditary'.
>
>
>Cheers,
>best to you and Danielle,
>
>Melissa
>IDDM 8+ years; MiniMed pumper 6 years
>
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: email @ redacted
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>CC: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] Re: We're new to all this...
>Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 14:00:36 EDT
>[snip]
>Our nana was diabetic too so it runs in the family which proves it is 
>usually hereditary. They used to say that it missed a generation because my 
>nana had it and her children didn't and then her childrens' children got 
>it.  I don't think it misses a generation because I have it and my daughter 
>has inherited it.
>[snip'
>
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